Published on : Wednesday, January 3, 2018
In a recent message provided by Taleb Rifai, secretary general, World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development and its legacy was presented there. Rifai highlighted the way United Nations General Assembly declared the year 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, making global recognition of tourism a key contributor behind the agenda of the development via economic growth, social inclusion, along with cultural and environmental enhancement and conservation.
“This International Year will not end in December 2017. All the work we have done together during this year needs to be sustained and expanded if we are to ensure tourism’s effective contribution to the 17 SDGs,” added Rifai.